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information that sheds light on the stances they are taking on china and we start with the philippines which is stationing marines on the spratly islands. nhk world reports. >> reporter: the philippines and china and malaysia and brunei claim sovereignty over all or some of the spratly's, high ranking military officers say their country has started to deploy marines in nine islands and shoals since september. the country had already stationed naval officers there. the military says personal numbers have almost doubled on some of the islands. before the deployment, the marines underwent training on protecting the islands and been equipped with upgraded weapons. philippines began expanding its military facility on the island to accommodate equipment and personnel for drills and other operations. the country is developing oil and natural gas in nearby waters. china is also increasing military presence in the south china sea to boost its claim to maritime interest in the area. it is intended to solidify its defense on the islands and shoals. nhk world, manila. >> some asean nations are taking a
beyond that. the second stage dropped into the pacific ocean east of the philippines. it's in an orbit used by telligence andbservation satellites. the object seems to be orbiting south north at an altitude of 494 kilometers kim sd the launch w aim at furthering the development of intercontinental missiles. members said the north koreans had violated u.n. resolutions. >> members of the security council condemned this launch which is a clear violation of security council resolution 1718 and 1874. >> members have agreed to keep talking about how to deal with the leadership in pyongyang. susan rice says u.s. officials apprriate action.alled rtners to she said the security council may need to impose additional sanctions. experts say one reason they went what he had the launch was to get the upper hand in negotiations with the u.s. the north koreans have developed the capability to launch missiles that could reach the u.s. mainland. i started asking about the riousness of these developments. now looking at this as a safety concern. they called the launch is provocative act. >> it undermines
are chinese territory. >>> geothermal power is attracting global attention. in southeast asia, the philippines is taking advantage of the sustainable energy source and its usage rate is the second highest in the world. now it's strengthening its industry by teaming up with counterparts from around the globe. >> reporter: steam rises and the air smells faintless of rotten eggs. it is the second largest geothermal power plant in the philippines. the philippines scrapped their nuclear power program in the 1980s in order to pursue renewable energy. gee yoe thermal accounts for 22% of the country's energy. that is the second highest rate in the world. the national economy is on the rise as is the demand for power. to meet that growth, the government has the ambitious goal of increasing total geothermal power output by 75% by the year 2030. there are many challenges to achieving that target. an average size geothermal plant costs $13 million to build. further development also requires new technology for drilling and surveying. but the country is taking steps to bring its goals into reach. manila hos
grandchildren. >> president benigno aquino has visited areas of the philippines devastated by this week's typhoon. patchari raksang has more details from bangkok. >>> president aquino's visit comes as the death toll from the typhoon has risen to at least 450. hundreds more are missing. rescue operations continue in the devastated areas, but progress is slow and many of the displaced are degs pratt. aquino visited typhoon-ravaged compastela valley on the southern island of mindanao on friday. >> translator: i want to know why this tragedy happened. i want to see how we can prevent a similar tragedy from happening again. but of course we need to tend to the needs of the survivors. that is why we're here today, to make sure that your government is truly servinging you. >> typhoon bopha struck the region on tuesday. reuters reports more than 10,000 homes have been totally destroyed across dozens of provinces. officials say at least 530 people are still missing. fallen trees and debris are blocking roads and bridges, and emergency supplies have been slow to reach many devastated towns. >>> a
grandchildren. >>> president benigno aquino has visited areas of the philippines devastated by this week's typhoon. patchari raksawong has more details from bangkok. >>> president aquino's visit comes as the death toll from the typhoon has risen to at least 450. hundreds more are missing. rescue operations continue in the devastated areas, but progress is slow and many of the displaced are desperate. aquino visited typhoon-ravaged compostela valley on the southern island of mindanao on friday. >> translator: i want to know why this tragedy happened. i want to see how we can prevent a similar tragedy from happening again. but of course we need to tend to the needs of the survivors. that is why we're here today, to make sure that your government is truly serving you. >> typhoon bopha struck the region on tuesday. reuters reports more than 10,000 homes have been totally destroyed across dozens of provinces. officials say at least 530 people are still missing. fallen trees and debris are blocking roads and bridges, and emergency supplies have been slow to reach many devastated towns. >>> afg
beyond that. the second stage dropped into the pacific ocean east of the philippines. >>> an american astrophysicist says what the north koreans call a satellite is an orbit commonly used by intelligence in observation satellites. jonathan mcdowell is the harvard smithsonian center for astro physics. he says the object seems to be orbiting south/north about 500 kilometers above earth. >>> south korea says the north was trying to create confusion before its launch. the government says the moves were intended to bewilder the international community. south korean defense ministry spokesperson kim suk wrangled with the criticism over his country's intelligence gathering capabilities. >> translator: it appears that north korea carried out a series of deceptive actions in launching this long-range missile. >> the launch came just a day after the south korean government announced that the rocket was being removed from the pad. kim said the situation changed between tuesday morning and afternoon. he suggested that the north most likely put the rocket back on the pad on tuesday afternoon but h
. >>> at least 327 people are confirmed dead after typhoon bopha struck the philippines earlier this week. 250,000 people are living in shelters. many have yet to receive any assistance from the authorities. nhk world's charmaine deogracias reports. >> reporter: typhoon bopha passed the philippines islands on tuesday. heavy rains caused floods and an mud slides in compostela valley in the eastern part of the island. the category 5 typhoon toppled trees, knocked down power lines, and bursted river banks that carried these boulders, burying homes and families that may account for the hundreds still missing. emergency services say 327 people have died and 380 more are missing. a quarter of a million people have been forced from their homes. >> translator: the people were shocked because it happened so fast. >> reporter: 90 people died in new bataan in compostela valley. on thursday, military personnel struggled to rescue people stranded in damaged homes. at an evacuation shelter in the central part of the town, 3,000 people waited in line for the arrival of emergency supplies such as food and clo
left the philippines, it's heading northwest after passing over palowan island. we'll find out more during our weather. >>> local police have arrested a former employee on suspicion of arson, the fire broke out in an underwear factory on tuesday afternoon. about 200 square meters of the billing were burned. in addition to the 14 dead, one worker was seriously injured. local media says a 26-year-old man from kunan province is suspected of starting the fire in the factory. labor disputes occur frequently in the manufacturing industry in china and many garment factors are concentrated in the southern region. but this case has received lots of media coverage in china. chinese intellectuals are calling for the release of peace prize lawyer yet from prison. the letter was posted online on tuesday to mark the second anniversary of him receiving the peace prize in 2010. the letter calls for the release of other political prisoners as well. it also urging the release of his wife from house arrest. the charges against lu includes his criticism of one-party rule and his involvement in 1989 pro
.m. japan time right here on "newsline." >>> people in many areas of the philippines are dealing with floods after a typhoon hit the countr that typhoon has moved on. but it's lingering in waters nearby, making it difficult for residents in affected regions to clean up. meteorologist sayaka mori tells us why. >> typhoon bopha is now situated over the south china sea, still bringing rain to the north of the philippines. right now, sustained winds are about 120 kilometers per hour with gusts of 180. it's going to stay over the south china sea. that means picking up a lot of moisture so it could intensify even more and it's going to stay here once again. so rough sea conditions will prolong across the coastal areas of the philippines and also strong northeasterly winds will continue to form in the center of the storm. rain will continue, particularly in eastern luzon. further flooding, landslides are going to be an ongoing risk here. up toward the north we have another storm. this is a wintry one moving through northern japan. we can see clouds appearing over the sea of japan. we have reports o
to fall in the yellow seat west of south korea. the second is expected to land east of the philippines. alerts to shipping companies have been issued. government officials in seoul have seen the scenario before. foreign ministry officials met separately with envoys from japan, the united states, china and russia. it's believed they discussed ways to cancel the launch. the ships have technology to track missiles. they're also considering raising the country's alert status by one notch. >>> euro zone finance ministers approved a loan just last week. now the greeks have announced one way they will use the funds. what's the latest? >> one of the requirements for greek receiving the bailout fund is they cut down their debt. they will buy back government bonds a t a discount. greek officials said on monday they will purchase the bonds from private financial institutions. they will pay 30 to 40% of the original price before the bonds mature. the announcement came a week after euro zone finance ministers agreed to offer 43.7 billion euros. that's about $57 billion. greek officials said the cri
to the east coast of philippines, especially around northern mindanao and eventually southern luzon. not just the high winds from this storm system, but it's likely going to have a very significant rain event on our hands as this continues to move up. still long range. we still have a lot of time to watch. but now if you are in the philippines here, you do want to be starting to make those preparations as this storm continues to push up an you. now here in southeastern china you're currently getting the heavy rainfall. actually in the past 24 hours in guangdong province you saw about 119 millimeters of rain here, and unfortunately the next 24 hours and even going through the weekend you could be seeing about 25 to 50 millimeters a day across this entire area as this stationary front just continues to linger and remains in place. let's change our attention, though, into japan because northern hokkaido, even down there towards northern honshu, you've been seeing some snowfall, actually going through friday and eventually into saturday, higher elevations up about 20 to 40 centimeters of snowfall
market. >>> a powerful typhoon struck the philippines. at least 37 people are dead. more than 50,000 have fled into shelters. typhoon is heading northwest after pounding the southern island of million did you now. weem have taken shelter in school and government offices. they're preparing to drnt food and other supplies. >> this typhoon is not a joke. it has the potential to cause massive destruction t could be the strongest one to hit the country this year. >> a typhoon that struck last december killed more than 1,000 people. critics said the government was too late in warning the public. for more on the typhoon, we go to our meteorologist. >> after taking a rare path it has left and stormy conditions are grad weigh easing and they will prolong throughout the nation for the next couple of days. the center is located just to the east of palau and will likely hit the narrow islands in the next several hours and head towards the south china sea because the waters are warm enough to support tropical development. some intensification is highly likely. it will likely move into vietnam as we he
officials estimate the missile fell into the pacific ocean about 300 kilometers east of the philippines. the south korean ministry of the national defense has confirmed the launch. an official says it took place. the north koreans carried out the previous launch in april from that facility. south koreans, japanese and u.s. officials, among others, urged the north koreans to cancel. it appears they ignored the warnings. now, once again, the south korean ministry of national defense has confirmed the launch. an official says it took place from the site. the north koreans carried out the previous launch in april from that facility. south korean, japanese and u.s. officials, among others, urged the north koreans to cancel. it appears they ignored the warnings. leaders in pyongyang went ahead with the launch, as we've been reporting, despite repeated requests to cancel it. they said it would, in other words, encourage the korean people. nhk world's reporter explains what else might be motivating them. >> reporter: the north koreans have played out a familiar scenario. space agency officials
-- typhoon has risen. >> the island was affected the typhoon but struck the philippines and the death toll continues to rise and criticism is mounting over the government's lack of preparedness. our reporter has more. >> reporter: the typhoon battered the southern philippines this month triggering mudslides. the risk management council said sunday the typhoon left more than 1,000 people dead. it is feared that figure will keep rising, with more than 800 people still unaccounted for. the government failed to distribute to some towns a hazard map it drew up six years ago. experts say this oversight contributed to the authority's failure to evacuate residents to safe locations. such criticism has prompted senators to launch an investigation. it called on the government to swiftly distribute the hazard map to all municipalities. another typhoon pummeled the same island in december last year. killing 1,200 people. a second consecutive year of serious typhoon damage is fueling criticism of the government's disaster preparedness. as many as 6.2 million people are still in need of assistance. the
. it is the strongest i can hit the country in 20 years. the philippines are set to approve a landmark law that will approve contraceptives and sexual and education costs. the president says that it will reduce maternal death and promote family planning. joining us from manila now, where are we at with this now? our live as leaders confident it will go through? >> there are very confident. it looks like it will be passed within the next half-hour. the house of representatives has overwhelmingly voted to pass the reproductive health bill and the senate is on its third and final reading. the majority have cast their votes already and it seems that they are all in support of this bill. those voting against it will be in the minority. the final figures will be in the next half-hour. from here, with the legislature approving this bill, a bicameral conference will be convened where both sides can look at their bill. then they can take it to ratification. only one will be ratified after that process and it will be signed into law. this is historic because talks is the first time this controversia
in the philippines are trying to bolster their control over some islands in the south china sea. they've begun staging elite marps on the islands. senior military officials say they started deploying marines in october. they had already stationed naval officers there. the commanders say they've almost doubled the number of personnel on some of the islands. the marines underwent training to protect the territory and carrying upgraded weapons. the military is expanding a facility on the island of lawok. to manage threats from china and from north korea. the new defense minister has revealed plans to strengthen the self-defense forces. he addressed about 600 senior officials from the defense ministry and the self-defense forces on his first day on the job. >> translator: our nation's security is under increasing threat. we need to review our capabilities both in quality and quantity. >> he pointed to the dispute over the senkaku islands in the east china sea. chinese planes have flown into and around japanese air space in the area and chinese ships have sailed into japanese waters. he said he's a
. >>> rescue teams are struggling to reach isolated communities in the southern philippines. officials say a powerful typhoon that struck the region killed more than 300 people. typhoon bopha barreled through the island of mind national on tuesday. the storm unleashed heavy rains that triggered heavy rains and mud slides in the east. authorities say nearly 380 people are missing, 180,000 people have evacuated their homes. government officials mobilized military troops and police officers to look for survivors, but blocked roads and severed bridges are slowing down their work. that typhoon is now moving off the philippines. meteorologist robert speta has been following this storm. robert, tell us the latest. >> well, right now the storm is moving away from the philippines, it's over waters in the south china sea, but still, you're seeing some in-flow moisture come across luzon here, still bringing the risk of some flooding off there towards the north, because really, at this time, over the next several days, this storm system will just be continuing to linger here. now, the good news is tha
the area. that means conditions will prolong across the areas of the philippines. there's a possibility of it moving through next week. understorms and also the flooding land slides are going to be a big concern here. your temperatures then freezing air. 25 degrees expected on friday. minus one in beijing. zero in seoul. moving into the americas then. you had relatively calm day in the northwest but windy conditions will return to the west as the new system comes in from the pacific. intensifying showers with the coastaareas. increasing sea for the northern rock kips. 90 centimeters in. we have blizzard warnings. moderate snowfall for ontario as well as quebec. rain showers intensifying over the ohio and tennessee valley. rain also spreading into toronto as well as new york city within the next 24 hours. relatively warm downowar t south. very chilly in winnipeg. minus 15 degrees on your friday. finally let's go over to europe. severe weather continues in the eastern half of the mediterranean countries. turkey will see the heaviest rain today. wet and windy conditions for the british isl
this prtropical depression. heavy rain is affecting the philippines. temperature wise you can see it's in 30 degrees in manila. back towards seoul minus 6 degrees. you'll see minus 13 degrees your honor wednesday morning. in tokyo barely hanging on to the double digits. moving over to the american continent, can't tell you much here. not good news. severe thunderstorms are going to be possible across eastern texas and in louisiana. here damaging winds, hail and also tornadoes cannot be ruled out. this is due to the warm air and the cold air clashing. the cold air is plummeting toward the south. in oklahoma you'll see the heaviest of snowfall. that will be 50 centimeters, which is quite rare for this time of year. 19 degrees. houston looking at 24 degrees. just above that oklahoma city you're looking at minus 2 for your high. let me first show you a video from the ukraine. a cold snap has claimed the lives of 83 people and hundreds of others have suffering from frostbite. temperatures have been freezing over the last nine days. those suffering from extreme cold be get some relief. temperature
the philippines. rachel ferguson has the latest in weather. rachel? >> hi there, yes, indeed. bopha left destruction in palau, now it's heading to the philippines where it's expected to make landfall on tuesday morning as a typhoon. so maintaining strength right now. in fact, the winds right now are sustained at 180 kilometers per hour with gusts exceeding 250 kilometers per hour. so high waves as well as storm surge are going to be major concerns. in addition to the flooding that could occur from the storm surge, there will be plenty of rain, as well. in fact, as much as 180, maybe 200 millimeters anywhere you're seeing popping up in the red here when all is said and done from this storm. so we'll be tracking it as it goes. certainly enough rain to cause considerable flooding. we know that already transport has been shut down and people are -- in transit have been stranded for the people being will just have to just wait out the storm see what happens with this one. we'll be keeping you updated. as we head to the bigger picture here in eastern asia, quite quiet, but japan has not one bu
bulletin. i'm patchari raksawong in bangkok. >>> a typhoon is causing havoc over the philippines. rachel ferguson has an update on that. rachel, what's the latest? >> hi, there. typhoon bopha made landfall in mindanao earlier this morning. it will continue its path towards the north and the west. at the moment, it was a weaker system than it was when it made landfall but still a potent storm, this one with wind speeds now sustained at 126 kilometers per hour, wind gusts at 180. it's moving at 30 kilometers per hour. that's going to be helpful. it's quite a decent clip for a storm like this. so it means that heavy rain is not going to be hanging around, targeting one place, but it is going to be moving fairly quickly. if we take a look at the next 72-hour rainfall accumulation, the heaviest rain is falling over water. that said, the system is pulling in a lot of moisture still across the eastern seaboard, so we'll see ongoing heavy rain for the next couple of days and certainly a flood risk continuing into the weekend. elsewhere across eastern asia, fairly quiet on the continent. but we h
stage dropped in to the pacific ocean east of the philippines. japanese defense officials say they learned of the launch from u.s. missile warning systems around 9:51 japan time. it was confirmed around 10:01 by self defense forces radar which then tracked the rocket. the ministry says it decided not to fire its patriot defense missiles because the rocket was confirmed to pass over okinawa toward the pacific ocean. the officials say there was no possibility of debris falling on japanese territory. south korea's defense ministry says the rocket that north korea launched on wednesday could have reached as far as the u.s. west coast. >> translator: the rocket launched today must be a long-range missile with an estimated range of about 10,000 kilometers. >> kim said the launch was aimed at furthering the development of intercontinental ballistics missiles. the launch had officials scrambling to catch up. north korean authorities announced monday they were extending the launch window by a week because of problems. south korean officials said their intelligence suggested a delay. th
and philippines, seeing isolated afternoon pop-up thunderstorms as well, especially in evening hours as well. as we take a look into the americas, we have a low-pressure area starting to pull off toward the northeast. this is going to be creating all sorts of messy travel weather conditions throughout the next several days across the next central plains to the western great lakes. this low, see the lines really close together just off toward the north? it's indicating some 80 kilometer per hour winds, kicking up heavy snowfall, adding up to 30 centimeters, the storm continues to march toward the east and then toward the south, you have warm air and moisture inflow coming in. erupting the rick of severe weather. fast-moving storms from the west toward the east here. throughout your day on your wednesday evening, even into thursday as well. and coming by very gusty winds and heavy rainfall. the good news, doesn't look like the storms will be severe enough for tornadoes. take a look at this area. a little bit out of place. indicating dry weather. over here, moisture out of the gulf of mexico. h
, mudslides, and mudslides all going to be at very high risk across much of that philippines. we'll keep a very close eye on this for you. here across the americas, for your christmas day severe outbreak is still in store across the gulf coast. this could be a deadly one due to the tornadic activities. we already have 14 reports of tornadoes in the past 24 hours, and also hail have been reported too. this is going to be shifting toward the southeastern areas and toward the northeast. this is your boxing day outlook. toward the north, heavy snow will be piling up. and toward the west here another pacific system will be reaching. so the coastal heavy rain. and the sierras possibly will look at a total of 50 centimeters of additional snowfall. temperaturewise we're looking at los angeles 14 degrees, houston down to 8 from 25 yesterday. please do bundle up. oklahoma city at minus 4 degrees. just -- that's well below your average. let's now head toward the european continent. and talk about the very windy conditions in northeastern germany. we have been seeing wet and unstable conditions ther
storm is causing havoc as people in the philippines celebrate christmas. meteorologist robert speta has the details. >> we're watching tropical storm wukong. it is pushing towards the west. it is christmas, one of the last things you'd think we'd be talking about is a tropical storm. but winds gusting up to 108 kilometers per hour. it is pushing off towards the west. about to make landfall along the southern portion before moving into western vesies. the big problem with this one is the heavy rainfall. if you remember just a few weeks ago, typhoon bopha pushed through here and people are still recovering. then as it pushes off to the west going into wednesday and then thursday, manila, you'll get in on this heavy rainfall. we'll be watching this one as it does bring that risk of tropical activity. switching gears, let's look off japan. see the lines coming from the north to the south, all of this is that sea effect snow machine really ramming up here. in some places along the west coast of honshu, you could be seeing up to 70 centimeters of snow. this is where the big ski slopes are loc
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is a legend back home in the philippines. he was elected to congress there in 2010. why politics? >> i like to serve people. i'm the one who fights human trafficking, to stop that. i know the feeling of being poor. i know the people in the philippines live in poverty and i wanted to help them. >> reporter: besides congress, you do a few other things. there's the singing. ♪ ♪ sometimes when we touch the honesty is too much ♪ >> reporter: there's the acting. >> our hero is william wallace. william wallace from scotland. >> reporter: if you're not fighting, you're not politicking, you're not in congress, you're not singing, you're not acting, what do you do for fun? >> i like sports. >> reporter: do you lose at anything? >> sometimes i lose. >> reporter: you said you think there's only one or two fights after this for manny. >> yep. >> reporter: is there a lot to of nostalgia then as you sit here training? >> itill be a sad day. but i want to see manny pacquiao go out on top. >> if manny is victorious that will be a significant achievement for him in his career. >> i'm excited for the fi
to wear face masks around the city as well. and the death toll from a typhoon in the philippines exceeded 400 people. most of them lived in the steep valley in the south of the country. flooding and wind were so severe in places people thought were safe turned up not to be safe. that includes two emergency shelters that were just swept away. it hit tuesday with winds over 170 miles per hour. it's now weakening in the south china sea. >>> u.s. secretary of state hillary clinton just announced the u.s. and russia have reached an agreement in hopes of ending the civil war in syria. clinton has been meeting with the foreign minister and united nations mediator. the deal calls for mediation effort for all parties in syria to bring about a political transition there. syrian president bashar assad must leave power to ensure a democratic future for the country. >>> u.s. stock futures dropped in light traded overnight as investors awaited the november jobs report. >>> it's just out showing the unemployment rate fell to a four year low. good news to talk about it and here to join us is ashley morri
ready for that fight. i want the challenge. >> a legend back in the philippines, elected to congress there in 2010. >> why politics? >> i like politics to serve people. i'm the one who fights human trafficking, to stop that. i know the people in the philippines live in poverty and i want to help them. >> besides congress, you do a few other things, too. there's the singing ♪ sometimes when we touch the honesty's too much ♪ >> there's the acting. >> our hero is william wallace. william wallace from scotland. >> if they ever do braveheart2 i you're in. what do you do for fun? >> i like sports. >> do you lose at anything? >> sometimes lose, sometimes win. >> you said you think there's only one or two fights after this for manny. >> yep. >> is there a lot of nostalgia, then, as you're sitting here training? >> it will be a sad day. it will be a sad day. i want to see manny pacquiao go out and go out on top. >> if manny is victorious, that will be a signature achievement for him in his career. >> i feel excited for the fight. and i'm ready. >> do you feel like you have something still
of flooding in the philippines. these pictures show it, days after a deadly typhoon hit the phillippines. this is video. crews, well, they pulled several stranded people to safety, including children. rescuers are still having trouble getting to many survivors in some of the hardest hit areas. 400 confirmed dead. hundreds more still missing. >>> we told you about a woman who survived being stranded six days in the snow in the sierra. experts say there are several things you can do to survive something like that. first they say stay in your car and make sure someone can see it. either you have a lot on inside. be sure to carry warm clothes, a blanket and a flash. and if you are in an isolated area, the best idea experts say is to ration food and wait for help. >> the probability of you being found in the car is higher than going out looking for help. hypothermia sets up very quickly in the sierra. >> experts say if you have to get out of the car, bait for a break in the weather and stay on the roadway and always let someone know where and when you are going and be aware changing condition
. in the philippines a powerful typhoon is bearing down with winds that could reach 130 miles an hour. >> rescue teams there preparing for flash floods and landslides in the mountains. forecasters predicting huge waves and storm surge along the coast. the typhoon expected to make landfall in about seven hours or so from now on the same island where a tropical storm last year left 1,200 people dead. >>> emergency inspections are underway today at about 50 roadway tunnels in japan. that's after one tunnel about 50 miles west of tokyo caved in yesterday. nine people died. an official with the private company that operates the sasago tunnel said outdated bolts, or concrete slabs, could be to blame. cnn's alex solberg is following the story. >> reporter: a driver's worst nightmare. heading through a highway tunnel when the ceiling collapses. officials are trying to figure out how it happened over the weekend here in japan. this man says the cars in front of us were crushed. it was tir filing. i'll never be able to drive through that tunnel again. another witness says i saw smoke filling the tunnel from abo
to be the second stage landed in waters near the philippines. many north korea watchers say it was a desperate move for the young leader, kim jong-un, to consolidate power and make north korea still more relevant to north korea's presidential elections which will be held next wednesday. because the north had announced technical glitches earlier this week and extended the launch window to the 2 th of the -- 29th of the month, the timing caught the world offguard but could not dodge strong criticism. south korea for one lashed out, of course, calling it a violation of u.n. security council resolutions. and china, north korea's long-time ally, also expressed regret launch calling on the state to abide by u.n. resolutions. now u.n. security council diplomats have also set up an emergency meeting today at the request of the u.s. and japan. back to you. >> all right. thanks for that. >>> the senior fellow at the school of international studies at the technological university. thanks for joining us. what does this test do today? what's the impact on regional securit security? >> short term, i don't think
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